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Laboratories

The weekly laboratory exercises are 3 hours long. Our lab room is 4314 Chamberlin Hall.

More information regarding the lab and lab procedures are available in the printed Physics 201 Lab Manual (available at the bookstore) and at the Physics 201 Lab web server. Follow the "General Instructions" in the laboratory manual.  Please read the instructions for each lab before attending the lab session.

You are required to keep a lab notebook. The lab notebook must be spiral bound, preferably with cross-hatched ruling.  Bring this notebook to the first lab. The experiments are to be written up during the laboratory period in the lab notebook. The lab notebook is not to be taken from the lab.  

You must attend lab only in the time slot for your session. A valid excuse and the permission of both TA's are required if you have to attend an alternative session. A make-up slot is scheduled on every exam week (see the syllabus). Labs can only be made up in the midterm exam week that immediately follows the missed lab; for example, if you miss the second lab, it can only be made up during the week of the first midterm exam.  There will be no exceptions to this rule. Please inform your TA that you need to make up the lab ahead of time so that arrangements can be made.

Labs are mandatory. Each missed lab automatically lowers your final course grade by half a letter grade point.

Please see course syllabus for lab schedule.



 

 



 

 
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